1st Edition

Passing the Final FFICM High-Yield Facts for the MCQ & OSCE Exams

By Muzzammil Ali Copyright 2024
    274 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    274 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This innovative resource serves as a fusion of an MCQ guide and a textbook, providing essential content for postgraduate trainees gearing up for the FFICM Final exam, a vital part of the CCT in Intensive Care Medicine.

    Crafted to meet the unique requirements of the MCQ while also addressing the necessity for concise, well-structured responses in the OSCE, this book prioritises quick topic transitions, delivering focused, streamlined learning across a range of ICM topics. Its uniqueness lies in its unorthodox structure; rather than having a conventional table of contents, it gives you the freedom to start your learning adventure from any page.

    Each of the 1,400 facts is structured as a question, reflecting the format of both exams. Answers are conveniently positioned just below, eliminating the need for constant page-flipping. The material is carefully curated to cover the breadth of the ICM curriculum, weaving in valuable insights from the author's and colleagues' exam experiences. Random questions replicate the unpredictability of both exams and enhance the reader’s capacity to swiftly switch between topics during self-assessment. This balances knowledge application and active recall while using memory-enhancing methods like self-quizzing, chunking, and spaced repetition.

    This book does not contain separate chapters but comprises a compilation of bite-sized question-and-answer segments, designed to emulate the unpredictable and erratic nature of both exam components.

    With a collection of 1,400 essential facts, each fact functions as a multi-purpose instrument for self-review and study, applicable to a diverse range of postgraduate Intensive Care exams.


    Muzzammil Ali, a graduate of the University of Birmingham, UK, currently holds the position of Senior Registrar in Intensive Care and Acute Internal Medicine in the West Midlands. He is a fervent advocate for medical education, committed to supporting trainees in achieving point-of-care ultrasound accreditation and excelling in their medical exams.

    Renowned as the author of the medical textbook MRCP Facts and the creator of @mrcpfacts, the largest verified Instagram page dedicated to MRCP-related content, Muzzammil's dedication to education extends to leadership roles at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. He also holds an honorary position as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and represents the West Midlands as the trainee representative for Intensive Care Medicine.

    Drawing upon his expertise in postgraduate exams, including FFICM, MRCP, and the Acute Medicine SCE, Dr Ali has written this book with the sincere aspiration of guiding others toward success.